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Brisbane Writers Festival program announced

The program has been announced for the 2017 Brisbane Writers Festival, which runs from 6-10 September.

Over 100 authors will appear at the festival, including Canadian novelist Anosh Irani, who will close the festival with an address looking at how reading can transcend our world view; British journalist and documentary producer Adrian Levy; Korean-US writer Min Jin Lee; Dutch historian Frank Dikotter; and Argentinean neuroscientist Mariano Sigman.

Half of the festival artists are either from or currently live in Queensland, including Benjamin Law, Ashley Hay, Ben Hobson, Quentin Bryce, Krissy Kneen and Lucy Clark. Activist and actor Alec Doomadgee will deliver the opening address, speaking to ‘the power of storytelling in culture, building histories and understanding the world’.

The festival will also celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Alexis Wright’s Carpentaria (Giramondo), with the State Library of Queensland bringing the novel to life through a large-scale interpretative artwork, Angel’s Palace, to be located on the Maiwar Green and created by artist Gordon Hookey.

The festival’s Love YA day will be held at Brisbane Square Library on 9 September, with panels, talks, giveaways and games.

To see the full program, click here.


Category: Festivals Local news